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Unit details

HPS711 - Advanced Clinical Practice

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Ross King



Contact hours:

3 hours per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit builds upon HPS708 Psychological Therapy and HPS714 Studies in Psychopathology. The unit begins with a consideration of what is meant by an integrative approach to therapy, from both the traditional perspectives (e.g., common factors, technical eclecticism, prescriptive eclecticism etc). Participants will be exposed to examples of evidence-based integrative therapy approaches (e.g., dialectical behaviour therapy, schema focused therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, mindfulness-based approaches and acceptance and commitment therapy). Preventative and early intervention philosophies will also be discussed as an important emerging role for clinical psychologists as will their role in rehabilitation. There will be a significant emphasis on skill-development throughout the unit.


Assessment task 1: Essay (3000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: DVD of role-played therapy session and 1000 word analysis 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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